Here is the Lacoste family with the parents Kevin and Sally, and their 3 kids Sarah, Sophie, and of course me, Kevin
I'm the oldest!
I was next!
dang its hard to run on sand.
Fast forward to my childhood... I'm living in Seaside where I have met my best friends. The beach is a place we could all go to get away from evrything and everyone.
You won't catch it!
Here's me after playing quarterback for my team and celebrating another victory with my whole team.
On to state!
Oh man. Those guys are good
Quiet down girls.
Then I'm with my family playing with my nieces and nephew, and visiting with my grandparents who live in Seaside too.
I'm gonna get you!
On Sundays my family goes to Catholic church. And when my aunts, uncles, and cousins are all here we fill the whole church.
My parents have been married for 28 years and raised my two older sisters and me. My oldest sister Sarah is five years older than me who I have always been close to and looked up to. My other older sister is three and half years older than me, she has always been a mom to me but we still always have a lot of fun together.
Now I am adult having a coffee with a new member of my team project.
Hi there, it's nice to meet you. Let me buy your coffee.
Why thank you! It's nice to meet you too. I can tell we are going to be great friends.
I have lived on the coast in Seaside, Oregon just about my entire life. My friends and I would often go out to the beach to hang out and escape. My friends have always been close and help mold who I am today.
I am having a discussion with my team and they are arguing their different opnions
Lebron is the best ever!
What are you talking about!? Jordan is way better than Lebron.
Sports dominated my life from age six to eighteen, but I enjoyed just about every second. I played football, baseball, basketball, and golf competitively. Sports showed me what results can come from hard work and determination, as well as how a team should work and function successfully.
I am back at home now watching Jeopardy with my grandma.
What is Columbus!?
The capital of Ohio.
My goodness! This boy is sharp
Whenever I am home in Seaside I get to hangout with my grandparents who I have always stayed very close to. They are huge influences on everyone in my family having been together for nearly sixty years and showing us unconditional love and kindness. I also get to see my nieces and nephew who always put a huge smile on my face, and soon my sister Sophie will give me another niece or nephew.
I returned to school to get to work on my portion of the project.
Oh man, my laptop died from working for hours with no charger. I better go to the library computer to finish up.
I was raised Roman Catholic as my parents both were when they were raised. I have quite a bit of extended family on both my mom’s and dad’s side that we keep in touch with regularly. I have always been able to count on my aunts, uncles, and cousins to be there for me.
My team just finished presenting our project to a group of international business people
Great work on your project! What would you think about moving to Spain and working for me on a diverse team of international business people?
Awesome! We got a perfect score!
One strength I have if that I am easy to be around. I would say that I am easy to talk to and comfortable around new people. This goes with my overall easy-going personality that developed from my wide variety of friends and kindness of my family.
The first meeting with my new team in Spain where we all just get to know one another
Another strength of mine is being understanding or empathetic to others. I always try to imagine myself in someone else’s position when conflict arises and try to understand where they are coming from. My friends always had differing opinions growing up and I was usually the impartial voice of reason.
Down the road a ways on our project I asked my team member to fix a mistake on his part
Hi there, I think you are doing an awesome job! but I believe I found a slight error, would you like to work on it together?
I understand why you both feel that way, but it's a hard comparison since they played in different eras.
I believe I am quite sharp. I have a really good memory and I am able to make connections or correlations really quick. In a team setting this allows me to become a better problem solver and understand the subject matter.
Our first project was a success, now we get to pick the next project
Alright everybody, lets go around one by one giving your best ideas and writing them up here.
My next strength is that I am self-disciplined and resourceful. I stuck these two together because self-discipline to me means being responsible for myself and my responsibilities and being resourceful in finding ways to complete my responsibilities in any way possible.
I would say another strength of mine would be that I am adventurous, or at least not afraid of trying new things. I don’t mind taking some risks and doing something completely new. Ever since I was a kid all I wanted to do is travel and experience the world, and nothing has changed.
That sounds awesome!
When I join a new team the first thing I believe needs to happen is to get familiar with each other. For the team to perform at its best all the members on the team must feel safe and comfortable.
Next is to stay positive with words and body. This is important on any team but more so when the team is made up of diverse members. When members of a team can’t fully understand someone its much more comfortable trying to understand them when they have good posture and a smile on their face.
Why thank you, and yes, I would like you to help fix this error.
Finally, I think inclusion and involvement is necessary for a diverse team to work at its full potential. So making sure everyone gives their input and is heard.